RED HOT LATIN-ESPANYOL BEAUTY-PENELOPE CRUZ
This is a Spanish name; the first family name is Cruz and the second is Sánchez.
Penélope Cruz in 2008
Born Penélope Cruz Sánchez
April 28, 1974 (age 35)
Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain
Years active 1990–present
Penélope Cruz Sánchez (born April 28, 1974), better known as Penélope Cruz, is a Spanish actress. She gathered critical acclaim as a young actress for films such as Jamón, Jamón, La Niña de tus ojos, and Belle époque. She has also starred in several American films such as Blow, Vanilla Sky, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona. She is perhaps best known for her work with acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, in Volver and Todo sobre mi madre. Cruz has been awarded three Goyas, two European Film Awards, and the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2009, she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Goya, and a BAFTA for her role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. She is Spain's first female Oscar winner and also becomes the sixth Hispanic person to win an Oscar after José Ferrer, Rita Moreno and Del Toro (Puerto Rican), Anthony Quinn (Mexico), plus fellow Spaniard Javier Bardem.